I'm not sure why non-Australian posters are invested in the lockdown decisions made in the various states in Australia. IMO every sovereign state makes their decisions based on factors unique to their form of government and the values of their populace. And every decision provides data for the world as we consider future responses to pandemics.
I think to some extent your last sentence contradicts your first. I think that people will naturally observe other countries and will make a determination on whether they are handling their lockdowns in the “right” or “wrong” way.
By way of example, assume somebody is anti-death penalty. To me, it makes sense that they would look at other states and countries to support (or challenge) their own viewpoint.
I definitely agree Roy.
I also agree with Neurotic Guy. Australia is taking this issue seriously (and many in this country clearly are not). I don't think that we should be looking at them as the wrongdoers.
I don't understand why this is controversial. The U.S. has lost way more people than necessary. One of my friends died of this, and he was healthy without any underlying issues. Maybe more previously healthy people need to die before others will consider this to be a serious issue.
What is the number that will convince the deniers that this is not a liberal hoax? 10 million American deaths? 50 million?